News: Los Angeles Starts Food Scrap Recycling

News: Los Angeles Starts Food Scrap Recycling

Stephanie Kinnear
Aug 25, 2008

Add Los Angeles to the list of California cities that are experimenting with food scrap recycling programs.

According to a report we just caught on, the city is starting a test program with 5,000 homes -- and if it expands next year, the city estimates that food scrap recycling could keep 600 tons of garbage out of landfills.

Video after the jump ...

What we found most amusing about this video is the tone. The reporter for CNN seems to think that dragging three bins to the curb is overwhelming enough, but adding one more? That's totally over the top! (But, of course, residents won't actually be taking their food scrap bin to the curb, they'll just empty it into their yard waste bin.)

We don't think the residents of Los Angeles will have that much trouble adding food scraps to their green bins. But what do we know?

Do you find three trash/recycling bins overwhelming? Is food scrap recycling confusing? Do you wish your city would launch a food scrap recycling program?

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